31-Mar-2015 - British MPs have signed an anti-animal cruelty pledge which scientists warn would “cripple” disease research and outlaw 89% of preclinical animal research.
31-Mar-2015 - Columbia Laboratories has licensed a technology for delivering peptides using an intra-vaginal ring developed by MIT scientist Robert Langer.
31-Mar-2015 - Ensuring drugs, APIs and excipients are safe will be a focus for the EMA, which says it will explore supplier inspection databases and using trade deals like TTIP to promote GMP standards globally.
30-Mar-2015 - Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law is discriminatory and will make it harder to attract the staff needed to develop drugs for cancer and Alzheimer's disease according to Eli Lilly.
30-Mar-2015 - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its $4bn (€3.7bn) acquisition of Ranbaxy after receiving the thumbs up from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
27-Mar-2015 - Testing the toxicity of drug candidates in animals is archaic and unreliable according to PETA, which joined preclinical CROs at SOT to put forward alternatives.
27-Mar-2015 - Aarti Drugs says the US FDA has not provided details of observations that earned its E-22 facility in Tarapur, India an import ban.
27-Mar-2015 - Biosimilar firms seeking US approval will not have to commit to share manufacturing data with reference drug firms before reviews, after the FDA rejected Amgen’s request for such a rule.
26-Mar-2015 - Capsugel will invest $25m (€22m) to expand production of vegetarian-friendly drug and food supplement capsules.
26-Mar-2015 - Makers and distributors of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) will have to track their products throughout the supply chain and meet rules on cold chain transport and outsourcing under revised guidance from the European Commission.
26-Mar-2015 - Biohaven Pharmaceutical has created a melt in the mouth anxiety drug using formulation technology licensed from Catalent.
25-Mar-2015 - Want the latest market information, and scientific insights in the pharmaceutical excipients market? Then join us at our free online event, Excipients Innovations 2015.
25-Mar-2015 - The European Commission has published guidelines on GMP excipients after a two-year consultation.
25-Mar-2015 - Sourcing human beta cells may soon no longer be a challenge for AstraZeneca diabetes researchers thanks to a new partnership with stem cell scientists at Harvard University.
25-Mar-2015 - Novasep and Lonza will both make the API for Celladon's heart attack therapy, Mydicar.
25-Mar-2015 - AbbVie is investing $30m (€27m) in contract manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and plans to create 100 jobs over the next two years.
24-Mar-2015 - Several FDA officials are currently visiting India and meeting with manufacturer CEOs and government officials to discuss the way the agency’s inspections are expected to change over time.
24-Mar-2015 - Demand for pensioner friendly pills will be an important growth driver for the drug excipients sector according to new analysis.
24-Mar-2015 - Utah will allow execution by firing squad as European pharmaceutical companies refuse to provide drugs for lethal injection.